The tale of an unsung South African hero in the field of community health.
Health and demographic surveillance systems are important to understand people and the societies that they live in.
Many who need help with opioid addiction live far from dedicated treatment centers.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?
Providing health care to the bush not only benefits people's health but the local economy.
Repeal and replacement of Obamacare would hurt rural health care, causing closure of hospitals and physician practices. What does this mean for a group of people whom Donald Trump has pledged to help?
Health workers in Kenya have reached an impasse with the government over working conditions. This has lead to a nationwide strike, leaving thousands without critical care.
Effectively decentralising HIV and AIDS treatment services helps to improve universal health care. But in Nigeria this approach comes with many challenges.
The stories of HIV positive women in Tanzania often go unheard outside the communities in which they live.
When people migrate they can end up worse off when it comes to getting access to health care. Analysing migration trends can help drive local public health policy towards the correct targets.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
Rural workplaces often tacitly encourage excessive drinking and even drugtaking.
What are the issues facing rural and regional Australia? The challenges are many and varied – and only some have made the national political agenda – but these areas deserve better than neglect.
In Ethiopia health extension workers in rural areas fulfill an essential service - but they feel they have no career path.
Not only are women in regional and rural areas more likely to experience partner violence than their city counterparts, it's more difficult to leave and re-establish a new life.
In some parts of Australia, patients are twice to three times more likely to avoid seeing their GP because they can't afford it, according to figures released today.
Community health workers are finally being formally integrated into the health system – but they need support to make an impact.